GROUP BREAK FAQ

What is a Group Break?

  • A group of people share a box or case of cards by dividing up the product to distribute the cost and make it more affordable. It's often divided by teams in the popular PYT (Pick Your Team) style and other times divided by Random Teams/Divisions and Hit Randoms/Drafts. All of these are explained in further detail in the Types of Breaks section of the FAQ.

How do I join a break?

  • Visit the store and browse the products and breaks that appeal to you. There will be plenty to choose from! After you find the ones that pique your interest, just click on them and purchase the team(s) and/or spots you like!

When does my break happen?

  • Breaks happen as soon as all the spots are filled. I will make every effort possible to fill the breaks in as timely a manner as possible. The stream will be live Monday-Friday from 5:30pm EST and Saturday starting around noon EST until we are done breaking! I will break as many things as you guys can fill.

 

What cards do I get?

  • All hits: jerseys, patches, autographs, rookies, inserts and numbered and/or parallel cards that come out for your team will be shipped to you.   No base veteran cards will be shipped unless otherwise noted.

Where can I watch the break?

  • I will stream live on Breakers.tv and YouTube. You can find both of those links on the home page of the store.

I missed the live break, how can I watch it?

  • Every break will be uploaded to YouTube. 

Types of breaks

These are the standard formats and rules that we use for our group breaks.

Pick Your Team Group Break Rules

  • You select and buy only the teams you want, taking the luck aspect of a random out of the equation.
  • Unsold spots/teams will be sold in a "filler". Fillers are basically just randoms that feature a more concentrated portion of the teams. Often times fillers will have additional prizes and giveaways in them.
  • The filler will be randomized depending on the roll of 2 dice, i.e. the total of the dice add up to 6 means we hit the randomizer 6 times. Once the names and teams have been randomized, both lists are copied onto a spreadsheet and matched by number, which will also be displayed on screens at all times during the break.

Random Team Group Break Rules

  • After all spots are full for the break, names and teams are entered into a list randomizer on random.org and displayed on screen at all times while it is happening.
  • The lists will be randomized depending on the roll of 2 dice, i.e. the total of the dice add up to 6 means we hit the randomizer 6 times. Once the lists have been randomized, both lists are copied onto a spreadsheet and matched by number, which will also be displayed on screens at all times during the break.

Draft Group Break Rules

  • After number of spots are determined and all spots are full for the break, names are entered into a list randomizer via random.org and displayed on screen at all times while it is happening.
  • The list will be randomized depending on the roll of 2 dice, i.e. the total of the dice add up to 6 means we hit the randomizer 6 times. Once the lists have been randomized, the draft order list is copied on to a spreadsheet that is displayed on screen at all times during the break.

Hit Draft Group Break Rules

  • After the number of spots are determined and all spots are full for the break, names are entered into a list randomizer on random.org and displayed on screen at all times while it is happening.
  • The list will be randomized depending on the roll of 2 dice, i.e. the total of the dice add up to 6 means we hit the randomizer 6 times. Once the lists have been randomized, the list is copied on to a spreadsheet that is displayed on screen at all times during the break.
  • Your name will be on the left column in the order in which you will draft your hits. The draft will be done snake draft style (Example: #1 – #15 then #15 – #1).

Other Group Break Rules

  • Trading of teams/cards is allowed, but must be confirmed by both consenting parties to the breaker.
  • You can also sell your team before the break begins to another person. Again, both the purchaser and the seller must independently confirm with the breaker before sell is recognized.
  • When a card is pulled that has multiple players on it, it gets randomized at the end of the break between the teams on the card that are in the break, unless the owners of all teams on the card come to an agreement which must also be independently confirmed with the breaker.
  • Your presence for the break is highly recommended, but no mandatory. Everyone is busy, so it's understandable if you miss the break. However, I am of the personal opinion that you'll have more fun watching live and participating and reacting with the chat. All breaks are recorded and archived on YouTube, so if you miss one it will be there for you to watch at your leisure. 
  • Many breaks are filled before the actual break date. Please sign up for or email newsletter in order to get the most up-to-the-minute information. You may also want to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for information and special contests and promotions.
  • Big Blue Breaks reserves the right to ban an individual from the site at their discretion. I'm hoping this will be rare, if not nonexistent. Behaviors that will not be tolerated are: harassment or bullying of anyone in the chat, or racism or bigotry of any sort. This is for fun, above all else. Please don't ruin your time and someone else's time by being belligerent.
  • By purchasing a slot or team in a group break, you are acknowledging that there is no guarantee that you will receive any particular card, or cards for your slotted team(s).

SHIPPING FAQ

When do I get my cards?

  • Cards are sorted and will be sleeved and toploaded and shipped as fast as possible. Handling time will vary but cards will often be shipped the very next business day, but never more than 3 business days (not counting Postal Holidays). I will ship no less than 3 times a week, ever

BLUECOIN FAQ

What is BlueCoin?

  • BlueCoin is direct break credit. You can purchase BlueCoin from the home page (BlueCoin will be listed directly in front of the Featured Breaks). You can also win BlueCoin.

How do I win BlueCoin?

  • We are constantly running promotions with lots of value and other giveaways where you can win BlueCoin. Any BlueCoin won will be directly messaged to you in the form of a promo code if you are present for the break. If you are not present for the break, you will be emailed your code.